Date:October 21, 2020

Cats And Lizards Posing Side By Side Resulted In These 30 Amazing Pictures

Cats have always been funny, but as you can see from these hilarious pictures, they’re even funnier (and maybe cuter) with lizards by their side (or on their faces).

Surprisingly, from what you can see in this rather intense compilation right down below, things are not that easy. Cold-blooded lizards are not surrendering to four-legged hunters any time soon. And on the contrary, lizards, and cats sometimes do make a perfect friendship.

The dynamic of such friendliness is, in fact, so complicated and all, I can’t do much other than leaving you with the quote: “there’s only one step from love to hate.” From felines who are convinced they’re lizards, to lizards holding onto their chin for like, an eternity, these are some of the most dramatic encounters that blur the line between what we call an enemy and a best friend.

#1 My Colleague Made This Photo. Crouching Cat, Hidden Lizard


#2 Two Unlikely Best Friends


#3 My Cat Pretty Much Adopted My Rescue Lizard As Her Weird Scaly Kitten And The Two Are Inseparable. They Have Naps Together, Spy On The Neighbors Through The Window Together And Just Generally Hang Out Together Every Chance They Get

Spider8ait – They have naps together, spy on the neighbors through the window together and just generally hang out together every chance they get. (All interactions are 100% supervised).

To find out for once and for all whether cats and lizards are meant to be friends or enemies, we reached out to Rachel Geller, a certified cat behavior specialist and author of the book “Saving the World, One Cat at a Time: What I Know About Cats – And Why You Should Know It, Too.”

Even if cat and lizard encounters may look funny to humans, we should remember that “Cats have a prey drive that can be triggered by something that moves fast, and lizards move fast,” Rachel warns. She adds that “a cat may see the lizard as prey or something to play with,” and this can be dangerous for both the lizard and the cat.

#4 My Friend’s Cat Playing With The Lizard


#5 Stalking Lizards Is Tiring Work


#6 My Cat Thinks He’s A Lizard…


First of all, “it can be lethal for a lizard to be bitten or scratched by a cat.” On the other side, “lizards can be toxic to cats if the cat eats the lizard, but even if he touches or plays with the lizard.”

Rachel explained that “many lizards carry parasites that can cause digestive problems in cats and harm the gallbladder or liver” so badly that it may pose a threat to the feline’s life. If that wasn’t enough, cats can also get salmonella from eating a lizard.

#7 Rare Moment Captured This Morning As Our Cat (Who Is Very Shy) Booped Our Bearded Dragon (Who Is Always Sleeping Under His Rock)


#8 Fat Eli & Ron The Dragon


#9 My Friend’s Bearded Dragon Likes To Cuddle With Her Two Cats


The cat behavior specialist advises everyone who wants to keep both a lizard and a cat to keep them in totally separate and secure rooms. Glass tanks may not protect the cat from getting in, because “cats have been known to figure out how to get in there and capture their prey.”

Once a cat’s prey drive is stimulated, and remember that they’re natural-born hunters, Rachel says, they will figure out a way to get to the lizard. Unfortunately, that’s just not for the better for either of them.

#10 Took My Bearded Dragon To A Clinic I’m Interning At


#11 My Friends Just Posted This Pic Of Their Kitty And Their Bearded Dragon


#12 My Cat Brought Me A Lizard


#13 My Cat Has Been Looking Everywhere For This Lizard


#14 The Expression On My Cat’s Face Is Pure Ecstasy. Iggy Enjoys Lying On Him Because He’s Fat And Warm


#15 My Bearded Dragon And My Roommate’s Kitten Are Buddies


#16 My Friend’s Cat Likes To Catch Lizards… This One Caught Him Back


#17 My Cat Caught A Lizard And Had No Idea How To Proceed


#18 A Lizard Caught My Cat


#19 Today’s Top News From Isolation: A Lizard Is On The Fence


#20 Lizard Likes Warm Surfaces, Cat Likes His Back Scratched – Some Problems Solve Themselves


#21 Lizard Spotted


#22 This Is Why Cats Shouldn’t Play With Lizards


#23 I’ve Made A Huge Mistake


#24 There’s Something About Lizards And Cats Together That Makes Me Turn Into A Little Girl


#25 So A Lizard Got In The House


#26 Shhhh… Be Quiet Cat, We’re Hunting Bugs


#27 My Cat Tried To Eat A Lizard So The Lizard Tried To Eat Him Back


#28 Just My Cat Cuddling With My Iguana


#29 Someone Asked Me To Post This Picture Of My Three Cats Here, I’m Not Sure Why


#30 Eating Lunch Together